What you need to know about Cruiser Motorcycles
From Harley's to Kawasaki's, here's your guide to Cruisers...
One of the most popular types of motorbikes in the world; a cruiser is all about style, attitude and size. The typical rider of a cruiser conjures up images of beards, bald heads, bandanas and lots of leather.
Cruisers are modelled after American bikes like Harley-Davidson and Indians that are beautiful, large and heavy machines. It is often said that cruisers are somewhat stuck in a time warp, with retro styles that range from the late 1930s to 1960s. They may or may not be fitted with innovative features that are common on other types of modern motorbikes.
Cruiser engines emphasize easy rideability and shifting, with plenty of low-end torque and roll-on response though not necessarily large amounts of horsepower. They are typically powered by a V-Twin motor, but this is not always the case as inline engines are becoming more common.
The seat is low on a cruiser and the rider is commonly set into a position with feet forward, hands in a neutral or high position and spine upright or reclining slightly.
Here are some typical features of cruiser style motorbikes:
There are four styles of cruisers including Traditional Retro, Chopper, Classic and Street Rod. They all sport similar retro styling.
Apart from being infinitely cool, there are other benefits to riding cruisers which make them highly popular. Firstly, cruisers are not all the same.
They are fantastic platforms for customisation and can be heavily personalised to suit the rider’s taste and riding preference. Indeed, many riders spend thousands building their dream bikes for visual pleasure and enhance comfort as well as performance.
Due to the low seat height, the cruiser is a great choice for shorter riders.Wonderful for casual riding, cruisers can also be used for distance riding or touring depending on the actual model.
While Harley Davidsons and Indians represent typical examples of cruiser style motorbikes, other motorcycle manufacturers have all produced machines that evoke the image of the American style cruiser. Some examples of cruiser motorcycles would be:
Yes we can! We have a dedicated team that looks after customised and modified motorcycles. You’ll need to give us a call so we can collect all the information about your modifications to your Cruiser; you may also be asked to provide photos so we can make sure your bike is correctly insured!
Phone us today on 0345 872 3614.
Let Devitt provide a quote for your Cruiser Motorcycle today and we’ll compare prices from our panel of leading UK motorbike insurers to find you our cheapest policy. You can choose from a range of optional extras to suit you including for levels of RAC motorcycle breakdown cover, Legal Expenses cover and Personal Accident cover with (or without) Helmet and Leathers cover.
Simply click get a quote, complete your details and if you like what you see you can purchase it there and then. We’ll then send you a welcome email after you inception date for your unique 10% discount code for Sportsbikeshop as a little thank you for becoming a Devitt customer. We look forward to welcoming you!
We compare prices from leading UK insurers to find you our cheapest Cruiser Motorbike insurance.
We’re always here when you need us most. Claim service 24/7/365.
We send your insurance documents straight away by email. Get everything you need in minutes.
We don’t leave you hanging around on the phone waiting for us to pick up.
0345 872 3614